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Starlight Distillery Carl T. Huber's Bottled in Bond Indiana Straight (Barrel No. 16238), 50%

Price: $60 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Bakery shop aromas of shortbread, vanilla cupcake, sugared almond, melted marshmallow, and banana bread batter form a base for fragrant herbs, spice, and orange. The palate expands on the herbal character with cedar boughs, incense, and chamomile alongside orange peel, orange blossom water, black cherries, allspice, and lively pepper. Sweetened herbal tea, black pepper, dried ginger, cinnamon, cooked cherry, and toasted oak to finish.